Contributor: Gordon K. Klintworth
Bone marrow transplantation is a therapeutic procedure that is widely used in the treatment of many diseases. It is used in conditions in which the bone marrow is deficient as in aplastic anemia [anemia - aplastic] and after radiotherapy or chemotherapy for leukemia. It is particularly effective in treatment of Wiscott-Aldrich syndrome. An important complication of bone marrow transplantation is graft-versus-host disease.